Sunday, June 16, 2013

Abortion and Fathers

A very happy Father's Day to all you wonderful fathers who work so hard to bring up moral, productive children, putting them first in your plans.

What does that have to do with abortion?  A lot, I am afraid.  We know how important fathers are.  So do the woman who are having abortions.  Currently, the woman considering abortion already has at least one other child and is not married to the father of this baby.  She knows how necessary a good father is in raising a child.  She knows this partner will not act like a good father, so she feels it is best for the baby not to be born.

We can provide her with help, with an apartment, with baby clothes, etc but how can we provide her with a man who will act as a father should?
Mary Girard, RN, Director of Pregnancy Help, has been involved in a study done by Pregnancy Help and Boston College on why women in the Boston Area consider abortion.

At our MCFL Convention, "Get Real" on June 29th, Mary will share the results of that study as well as the history of the crisis pregnancy center "movement",  the program, services, stories of the women etc at Pregnancy Help, and "where we go now."  Be sure to join us at the Convention. Find out more and register,

Since 2006, Mary Girard, MS RN has served as the Director of Pregnancy Help, a Pregnancy Resource Center sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston, where she has been employed since 2005. She holds a masters degree in nursing (MSN) from SUNY at Stonybrook and undergraduate degree (BSN) from Boston College. In the course of her nursing career she has worked as a perinatal nurse practitioner where she developed programs for adolescent and other high-risk pregnant women, a childbirth instructor and a clinical instructor in maternity and pediatric nursing.  She is also the mother of four children.

According to Dr. Helen Smith in her new book, Men on Strike: Why Men are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream -- and Why it Matters, one reason is that society is stacking the deck against men, causing many to go "on strike" from traditional responsibilities.  These men aren't just lazy, but instead are making choices based on incentives.

Smith writes, "Most men are not acting irresponsibly because they are immature or because they want to harm women; they are acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives today's society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers."

Let's see what we can to to help!  Get Real!  Register today!

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